This healthy cauliflower soup recipe gets its great flavor from two smoked ingredients--paprika and Gouda. A hearty serving of crunchy croutons makes it filling. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2016

Katie Webster
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

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  • Toss bread in a bowl with 2 teaspoons oil, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1/2 teaspoon thyme and garlic powder. Spread on a baking sheet. Bake, stirring once, until crispy, 14 to 18 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and salt, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is very soft and barely starting to brown, 7 to 9 minutes. Sprinkle with paprika, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon white pepper and 1 tablespoon thyme; cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add wine, increase heat to high and bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits.

  • Add cauliflower and 3 1/2 cups broth, cover and bring to a boil, stirring often. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook until the cauliflower is very tender, 10 to 12 minutes.

  • Puree the soup in the pot with an immersion blender (or in batches in a regular blender and return to the pot). Combine the remaining 1/2 cup broth and cornstarch in a small bowl and stir into the soup. Return to a simmer over medium heat; simmer, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese and cream. Serve the soup topped with the croutons.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate soup for up to 3 days; make croutons just before serving.

Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

389 calories; 18.7 g total fat; 8.2 g saturated fat; 41 mg cholesterol; 614 mg sodium. 929 mg potassium; 38.3 g carbohydrates; 6.9 g fiber; 10 g sugar; 18.6 g protein; 922 IU vitamin a iu; 76 mg vitamin c; 126 mcg folate; 269 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 75 mg magnesium; 2 g added sugar;

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